procalcitonin

Known as: Pro-Calcitonin, Calcitonin Precursor Polyprotein, Pro Calcitonin 
A 116 amino acid peptide precursor of calcitonin. It is normally present at low levels in serum, but is released into the bloodstream in response to… (More)

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2010
Highly Cited
2010
BACKGROUND Reduced duration of antibiotic treatment might contain the emergence of multidrug-resistant bacteria in intensive care… (More)
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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
CONTEXT In previous smaller trials, a procalcitonin (PCT) algorithm reduced antibiotic use in patients with lower respiratory… (More)
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Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
BACKGROUND Therapy with antibiotics influences recovery only in selected cases of COPD exacerbations. We evaluated the efficacy… (More)
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
RATIONALE In patients with community-acquired pneumonia, guidelines recommend antibiotic treatment for 7 to 21 d. Procalcitonin… (More)
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
OBJECTIVE To investigate day-by-day changes in procalcitonin and maximum obtained levels as predictors of mortality in critically… (More)
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
BACKGROUND Lower respiratory tract infections are often treated with antibiotics without evidence of clinically relevant… (More)
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
INTRODUCTION Both C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) are accepted sepsis markers. However, there is still some… (More)
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
To assess the diagnostic value of procalcitonin (PCT), interleukin (IL)-6, IL-8, and standard measurements in identifying… (More)
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Highly Cited
1994
Highly Cited
1994
As procalcitonin concentrations have been shown to be elevated in patients with septicemia and gram-negative infections in… (More)
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Highly Cited
1993
Highly Cited
1993
High concentrations of calcitonin-like immunoreactivity have been found in the blood of patients with various extrathyroid… (More)
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